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BATTLE AT TIE PASS
IT IS STRONG POSITION FOR THE
Czar's Soldiers Will Rally There and
Endeavor to Stop Japanese Advance
Russian Forces in Demoralized
Shape —Short of Food—Lost 100,000
Men in Battle of Mukden.
Tokio, March 13. —The pursuit of the
Russian armies continues and a re
sumption of heavy fighting in the vi
cinity of Tie Pass is anticipated. Tie
Pass is naturally a strong position and
it has been extensively fortified. It
is thought that the Russians will rally
there and endeavor to check the Jap
anese who are rapidly advancing, me
Japanese are already in touch wuu xie
The Russian forces are evidently
confused and exhausted, and are pos
sibly short of food and ammunition,
and it is believed here they wnl be
unable to resist a strong attack. Suc
ceeding reports from the field increase
the extent of the Russian disaster,
and it is thought it will require months
to resupply and reorganize the Russian
It is estimated that the Russian
casualties and captives will reach forty
per cent (probably 100,000) of the num
ber engaged in the recent fighting.
Their artillery losses are especially
heavy. The guns captured have not
yet been counteu, but the numerous
stores and munitions of war captureu
are valued at millions of dollars. The
Russian losses materially add to the
crippling of their armies.
Captures Large Column.
Field Marshal Oyama says:
"All our forces advanced to the right
of the Hun river, and vigorously pur
sued the enemy in all directions, We
reached a line 13 miles north of the
Hun river the afternoon of March 10.
On March 11 we continued a vigorous
pursuit. Our forces advanced north
from the vicinity of the Pu river, and
Immediately after its departure en
gaged with a large column of the en
emy retreating north. After a hand to
hand battle we surrounded and cap
tured the c-lumn. In the vicinity of
Mukden a remnant of the enemy con
tinues a hopeless resistance or is sur
"Clearing operations are progress
ing. Tne enemy's dead are massed
everywhere and we have been unabie
to inter them as yet. The minute in
vestigation of the losses inflicted at
several places has not yet been finish
ed; but the enemy's killed, wounded,
spoils and prisoners are enormous. The
spoils of clothing and provisions are
in great piles, resembling runs. We
have been unable to investigate yet."
The captives taken in the recent bat
tle will make the total Russian prison
ers taken during the war, 16,000, and
the care of these prisoners is becoming
a large and expensive problem for the
Flans are being considered to estab
lish military prisons on the islands of
the Inland sea, and to remove all the
prisoners to them.
Japs Capture 40,000 Men.
The following report was received
from Field Marshal Oyama:
"The number of prisoners, spoils
and the enemy's estimated casualties
against all our forces in the direction
of the Shakhe follow, but the number
of prisoners, guns and spoils are in
"Prisoners, over 40,000, including
"Killed and wounded, estimated at
"Enemy's dead, left on the field, 26,
"Guns, abaut sixty.
"Ammunition wagons, 150.
"Small arm ammunition, 25,000,000
"Cereals, 15,000 koku (about 75,000
"Fodder, 55.000 koku.
"Light railway outfit, 45 miles.
"Maps. 2:5 cart loads.
"Clothing and accoutrements, 1000
"Bread, 1.000.000 rations.
"Fuel, 70,000 tons.
"Hay. tin tons, besides tools, tents,
bullocks, telephone, telegraph wire
and poles, timber, beds, stoves and
numerous other property.
"No reports have been received
from our forces in the direction of
The battle is officially designated as
the battle of Mukden.
Lose 300 Guns, 120,000* Men.
It is reported in the military clubs
of St. Petersburg that General Kuro
patkin has lost 300 guns and about
60,000 prisoners, besides about the
same number of killed and wounded.
MRS. CHADWICK FOUND GUILTY.
Conspiracy to Violate United States
Banking Laws the Charge.
Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Cassie 1..
Chadwick was Baturday found guilty oi
conspiracy to violate the United Btatei
hanking laws by conspiring to procure
the certification of checks on a nation
al hank when there were no funds in
the bank to her credit. She was found
guilty on every count of the Indictment
upon which the jury was at liberty to
judge her, seven in all.
The indictment contained 16 counts.
Two of these were ruled out during
the trial by Judge Taylor, and of the
remaining 14 one half charged her with
securing the certification of checks
Without having the proper entries
made on the hooks of the bank.
Judge Taylor in his charge directed
the jury to disregard these counts and
consider only the remaining seven
which related to the certification with
no funds on deposit. On all of these
the jury found against her.
According to the law she can be
fined on each count not more than $10.
000 or imprisonment for more than
two years on each count.
"The government moves for sen
tence, your honor," said District Attor
"We desire to enter a motion for a
new trial." said Judge Wing.
"I will at a future time set a date
for the argument on the motion for a
new trial." said Judge Taylor, "and
I presume the matter can rest until
"That is satisfactory to the govern
emnt," said Mr. Sullivan.
A RUMOR OF PEACE
Washington, March 14. —When the
czar calls his war council today, he
will be able to inform them that.Tapan
will welcome peace on reasonable
terms and will promptly name her con
ditions providing she receives trust
wortthy assurance that they will be
This the emperor has learned from
several chancellories in Europe.
These, it is said, include the reten
tion by Japan of Port Arthur, a Japan
ese protectorate over Korea, and an in
From a high officila it is reported
that Russia has recalled her second
An attache of the Russian embassy
in Europe is quoted expressing the be
lief that Kuropatkin's recent defeat
will force Russia to ask for peace.
Briefly, these were the reports current
in the diplomatic corps here, aud as
a result of this important information
official Washington believes that Russia
and Japan are on the verge of peasce.
If it be true that the second Pacific
squadron has been recalled even the
most optimistic of Russia's friends ad
mit that this is a strong indication
that Oyama's blow has made for peace.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN SEATTLE.
Jewish Peddler Killed His Wife and
Sent a Bullet into His Head.
Seattle, Wash., March 16. — Labis
Goldstein or Lewis Goldstein as he is
better known, a Russian Jew fruit
peddler, murdered his wife, Jennie
Goldstein, at their home, 710 Lane
street, and then sent a bullet crashing
through his own brain. Goldstein can
live but a short time.
The cause of the doohle tragedy is
not positively known, but it resulted
from a quarrel. The couple was mar
ried only two weeks ago. One week
ago they bought furniture on the in
stallment plan and went to housekeep
ing. Mrs. Goldstein, wko is said to
have been at one time an inmate of the
Midway, a disorderly nouse was bet
ter known as Jennie Goode or Jennie
Cohen. The woman expressed a desire
to leave the life she was leading and
At an early hour in the morning the
woman told a neighbor that she and
her husband had quarreled because he
had requested her to take up her old
life and help him make a ilving. This
she said, she agreed to do, but she de
clared she would not give her husand a
cent of the money she earned. She said
she was going back to her house to
pack her trunk and return to the re
New York, March. Hi.—A splendid
diamond brooch valued at $15,000,
which was lost by Mrs.T.Edwin Ward,
as she was leaving a theater with her
husband, has been returned by the find
er, who received a reward of $ 1000 in
acsh. The man's identity was not
made known, but he appeared to be in
proo circumstances. He returned the
jewels in reply to an advertisement.
Lieut. Jarvis Quits Service.
Lieutenant D. H. Jarvis of the reve
nue cutter service and by special act
of congress collector of customs for
the district of Alaska, has tendered to
the president his resognation as col
lector, to take effect at once. He will
resign from the revenue cutter service
some time during the coming summer.
Geneva, Switzerland, -narch 15. —
The famous Hospice of St. Gothard
has been destroyed by fire.
NEW YORK'S BIG FIRE
OVER A SCORE OF PEOPLE WERE
BURNED TO DEATH.
Lamp Explosion in the Basement of a
Five Story Tenement House Caused
Grend Loss of Life—Many Acts of
Heroism Displayed by Firemen and
Policemen —Woman Roasted Alive.
New York. March 16. —A score of
pemms were burned to death, several
were bo badly hurt that they may die
and 40 others are slightly hurt, in a
fire that destroyed a live story tene
tueut house in Allen street. The lire
had gained great headway before it be
came known to most of the tenants.
Many were cut off before they could
make an attempt to save themselves.
Thrilling rescues and daring leaps
fur life marked the fire.
Many persons were carried from the
Firemen climed the walls on tlioir
scaling ladders, braved the flames and
reached the imperiled tenants.
Crowded fire escapes in the rear of
the tenement honse were largely re
sponsible for so many deaths and in
juries among is population, which ap
preached 200 souls.
The scenes about the building after
the fire was over and when the search
for the dead was begun was heart rend
ing. Nothing so pitiful of such pro
portions has been seen in New York
city since the Slocum disaster, in
which a thousand persons lost their
The fire proper started in the base
ment occupied by Isaac Davis,his wife
and three children. Davis saw a
kerosene lamp in the rear explode.
He awoke his wife and both tried to
put out the flaming lamp, but without
success, aud then gave all their atten
tion to getting their children out of the
building. A policeman who heard the
cry of alarm rushed to the scene and
every effort was made to rouse the
sleeping persons in the house.
In the meantime the flames had
spread with startling rapidity, and
when the persons who had been asleep
on the upper floors awone, they found
themselves confronted by a wall of
thunes on every side. The panic
stricken people fighting for their lives
rushed to the fire escapes, only to find
them littered with rubbish of all sorts
and almost impassable. Down through
these cluttered, narrow passageways
flowed a stream of humanity. On
some of the escapes the rubbish was
so clofOy packed that it became im
possible to pass certain points, and
men, wo uen and children stood liter
ally r< a 'ting to death as the flames
roared through the windows around
One of the escapes, which ended
near the roof of a shed abont 20 feet
above the ground, had been manned by
policeman John. J. Dwan, who had
run a plank across to the window of
nn adjoining building. Nearly a dozen
persons had been carried across this
narrow bridge by the policemen, and
then the flames began to sweep around
the lower end of the fire escape. Rush
ing into the fire a policeman seized a
little child and started on the last re
turn trip across to the place of safety.
He had made only half the distance
when the plank, burned more than
half through, broke where it rested on
the fire escape, and the rescuer and the
rescued fell to the stone paved yard 20
feet below. The uinn struck fairly on
his back, and one of his shoulders was
shattered by the force of the fall. The
child was uninjured.
In the meantime the firemen had run
up ladders at the other points around
the building, and dozens of presons
were being taken from the crowded
fire escapes and upper windows. By
this time the building WM h furnace,
and the rescues were effected in many
cases only after the greatest show of
bravery on the part of the firemen.
Heroeß developed at this time.
Lieutenant Bonner, son of the former
fire chief, ascended the red not fin- m*
cape five times. Four times he came
down with a woman or a child in his
arms. The fifth time lie was making
for the street with an unconscious
woman when his strength gave way.
He staggered and would have fallen to
deatli had not a comrade come to his
As Bonnet reached a fourth story
window on one of his ascents and drag
ged a little girl from a window where
she stood surrounded by tiames she!
pleaded with him to leave her on the j
MOajM and k" In after her little brother!
whom she had carried to the window. |
He had fallen unconscious and was j
roasting, she said. Bonner jumped
threngh the window, and it seemed to J
those below as if he was going into a
furnace. He found the little boy just
inside the window and carried him out.
Fireman Hannigan repeated Bon
ner's feat on the third floor, rescuing
A woman, her night dress blazing,
was seen to crawl out of a window
and start down the fire escape from
the top floor. The hot iron blistered
her feet and burnt de*ep into her flesh,
bat she continued on. The scaling lad
dors were run np close to the escape
and a fireman hud almost reached her
when a belch of flame covered her like
a wave and bate her down. She fell
back mill died in sight of tho horror
The position of those who had taken
refuge in the rubbish choked fire >■*-
oapo became nioro and more desperate
every minute. They feared to jump
and they could not wait until the scal
ing ladders reached them, so intense
was the heat. Now and then one
would jump to the ground with a
A baby was flung into the arms of
a policeman below by its fear crazed
mother, .lust as the polioemin caught
the child the mothei dived to the
ground. Her body struck the police
man and he fell unconscious. The
woman escaped injury by the fall, but
she had been badly burned. The baby
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The Hank of LftWton, Oklt., capital
110,000, controlled by Moi>uffle Bros.,
has closed its doors.
The month of February in Prance
has been prolific of strikes, of which
there has been a total of 47, chiefly
owing to demands of increased pay.
Fred Bovine of Bel River township.
Allen county, Indiana, has just fallen
heir lo an estate of $40.0u0. I,.ft by his
brother, Augustus, of Buffalo. N. Y.
Governor Sparks vetoed the bill pro
hlbiting the sale of liquor within live
miles of any camp or place where gov
eminent work is in progress in Ne
Five diamond rings, valued at $1000,
were stolen from a fashionable board
ing house recently in Seattle. The
rings were the property of Mrs, Gene
va H Kimball, a prominent society
The whole territory of Arizona 1h
covered with water as a result of the
recent heavy rains aud snows, and in
many places the desert that has not
known water for a decade is now ii
More pure American art by Atneri
can artists for America is the essence
of Ihe ideas held by Sir Caspar ("lark,
the newly appointed director of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art at New
York, of what is most needed in Amer
A semiofficial statement that Russia
will make no peace overture has been
issued from St. Petersburg. II puts
in end to many rumors of late. The
czar's ministers believe false reports
are fathered by loan agents of Jap
The transfer of the French embassy
from General Porter to Mr. MeCor
mick will take place April 30. when. It
is expected that most of the other
European transfers will be made.
Thereafter General Porter is to make
a European tour.
Admiral Rojestvensky's squardon is
not returning to the Baltic sea, but
is simply cruishing and awaiting the
arrival of the third squadron under
Admiral Nebogatoff, When this Junc
tion is made they will proceed Immedi
ately (o the far east.
At Denver Judge Hooth M. Malone
has sentenced Peter Miller and Mi
chael Dowd, found guilty of stealing
318 ballots at the election in this city
on November 8, last, and substituting
others for them, to serve three to five
years in the state penitentiary.
The members of the river and har
bor committee of the house of repre
sentatives and their wives have sailed
on the army transport Sumner for
Porto Rico on a tour of inspection. On
their return the party will make brief
stops at Santo Domingo and Cuba, ar
riving at New Orleans April 1.
One of the most exciting incidents
which occurred in Zion City, near Chi>
cago, last week, has just come out
Deacon Daniel J. Sloan, one of the
highest officials in the town, is said to
have entered ;i blacksmith shop and
engaged in a dispute with Foreman
Hamilton. The argument waxed furi
ous until finally, it is asserted, the
foreman picked up a sledge hammer
and drove the deacon from the place.
Mrs. Stanfor Was Not Poisoned.
Honolulu, March 16. — That Mrs.
Stanford died a natural death probiibly
will be the conclusion of those who are
now investigating the case. President
Jordan of Stanford university has em
phatically expressed the opinion that
Mrs. Stanford's death was not due to
strychnine poisoning. He says that
when he became familiar with her
symptoms he reached that conclusion.
II" is a doctor of medicine and says
that since ho has learned that tiie
amount of strychnine taken by Mrs.
Stanford was not beyond a medical
dose, he is more sure than ever that
hhe was not poisoned. Dr. Jordan has
been assisting the detectives to the ex
tent of suggestions, as a physcian, dur
ing their inquiries regarding her symp
toms and the results of the autopsy.
From Spokane to St. Paul.
By proposed Corbin road and C. P. 1478
By Croat Northern 1489
By Northern Pacific 1512
The chestnut crop Is bo heavy In
some section of New Hampshire that
the nuts are belling for 4 cents a Quart.
AROUND THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM
ALL POINTS OF HEMISPHERE.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Advices to st. Petersburg from Sam
ara say that anarchy is reigning there.
Secretary Hay and the minister from
Uruguay have signed an extradition
treaty between the two countries.
The battle on the right flank and
around Mukden appears to be the
greatest Of the war. except port Ar
w J. ciari< of Independence, Kan.,
was found dead in bed at liis rooms in
San Francisco. (Jas was laming from
George \v Wakefleld, Judge of tho
district court and ex-preaidenl of the
lowa State Bar association, is dead.
Iged UTi years.
Robbers entered the Hank of Ren
frow. Oklahoma, recently, at an early
hour, blew open the safe and escaped
witli $27(10 in cash.
All the diamond setters ami polish
ers in one of the trade centers in New
York are on strike for a 10 per cent
increase and shorter hours.
A magnificent living specimen of the
California condor has seen shipped to
the Central Park zoo in New York. It
measures II feet from tip to tip.
Mrs. Nannie Nye Jackson, widow of
Frederick Wolcott Jackson, formerly
general superintendent of the Pennsyl
vania railroad in New Jersey, is dead.
Henry Norcross Munn. editor of The
Scientific American, is dead at his
borne in New York. He was a member
of the firm which published that paper.
Dowager Empress Margeria Psodo
rava, the czar's mother, will soon leave
St. Petersburg for Denmark at the nr
geni requesi of King Christian, her
Vice President Fairbanks has ap
pointed as his private secretary Fred
C. Fairbanks, his son. He was gradu
ated from Princeton in the class of
Santo Domingo's debts total the s>un
of $24,643,387, according to date com
piled by Senator Morgan. The amount
is owed by the little republic in big
Thomas J. Ryan has been informed
by the president that he is to be con
tinned as assistant secretary of the In
terior. Mr. Ryan has held the Office
nearly ei^ht years.
The British steamer Saxon F'rinee,
hound for Vladivosfoek with a cargo
Of steel rails, has been seized hy the
Japanese in the Tsu straits and taken
to Basebo for trial.
Count Tolstoi is against the strikes
in Russia. He says the people take tho
wronn course. Religious and moral
perfection of the individual is the prop
er course to pursue.
It is now announced that 20 lives
have been lost as a result of the ex-
plosion which occurred recently in the
Cambrian colliery at Clydachvale, in
the Rhonda valley, Wales.
O. E. Hnyder, the Olin (Iowa) bank
er, who assigned last December, has
disappeared. A warrant for his arrest
has been issued. Snyder's liabilities
amount to $14. r>,ooo, mostly bank de-
President William R. Harper of the
University of Chicago has so far re
covered from the effects of his recent
surgical operation for cancer that he
feels equal to taking a journey to En
Ebenezcr Buckingham Converse, a
well known lawyer, practicing in New
York, is dead at his home In Engle-
WOOd, N. J. He was a son of the late
Charles C. Converse. Judge of the su
preme court of Ohio.
Water from Minnehaha Falls will he
used in christening the battleship Min
nesota, announces Governor Johnson.
Miss Rose Marie Scballer, the univer
sity student, is to christen the battle
Saturday is. payday at the Granny
and the Montreal & Boston mines, at
Phoenix. B. C. and the amount if) he
distributed being about $60,000, or with
ihe amount also paid out at the com
panies' respective smelters, about $75,
An explosion in the Yough mint near
Frwin, Pa., caused by a miner Uniting
a blast, started a tierce fir.' in the shaft
and endangered the lives of iio men
who were at work. All escaped in
jury, however. Efforts to smother the
flames hav< been Unsuccessful.
The funeral services of William Rate
of Tennessee were held in the seriate
chamber Saturday. The president,
members of his cabinet, the chief jus
tice and associate justices of the su
preme court, the diplomatic corps,
members of the house of representa
tives, who are In the city, and repre
sentatives of the army were present
and occupied seats in the chamber.